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Park Steward Diaries

Sue Hayes

Date of volunteer work: 05/24/2017. Site Name: Johnson Creek Park. Number of hours worked: 1.5. Species removed: Blackberry/Clematis. Estimated percent cover before removal40/50. Approximate square feet of invasives removed20/20. Maybe it was because it was early morning, cool and overcast, and because I’m reading “Lost City of Z” that the park felt nearly Amazonian. Everything […]

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Sue Hayes

Date of volunteer work: 03/31/2017. Site Name: Johnson Creek Park. Number of hours worked: 2.0. Species removed: clematis/blackberry. Estimated percent cover before removal80 clematis/20 blackberry. Approximate square feet of invasives removed70 clematis/80 blackberry. I wanted to check on the flat area in the north part of the park first. There was a large tent set […]

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Sue Hayes

Date of volunteer work: 02/09/2017. Site Name: Johnson Creek Park. Number of hours worked: 2.0. Species removed: clematis/blackberry. Estimated percent cover before removal60/30. Approximate square feet of invasives removed6/6. I was instantly greeted by the old dog, Chip, who has made the wild side of Johnson Creek Park his turf. Together we walked down to […]

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Wayne

Date of volunteer work: 12/29/2016. Site Name: Mitchell Cree. Number of hours worked: 1.75. Species removed: Armenian Blackberry; English Ivy; Foxglove; Holly. Estimated percent cover before removal2%. Approximate square feet of invasives removed25. Thirty-six degrees and foggy when I arrived at Mitchell Creek. I continued uprooting blackberries that had been missed during previous trips. The […]

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Sue Hayes

Date of volunteer work: 12/29/2016. Site Name: Johnson Creek Park. Number of hours worked: 1.5. Species removed: 0. Estimated percent cover before removal0. Approximate square feet of invasives removed0. As the final week of 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to spend a little time at the park reflecting on the last year and […]

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